Letter to the Editor

Community support made GFD open house possible

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To the Editor:

The Greencastle Fire Department would like to extend a special "Thanks" to the following supporters who contributed to the 15th Annual Open House Event on Oct. 1, 2015. We had a huge success this year. The winners of the coloring, poster, & art contests were recognized with ages ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed great food, games, bounce house, free face painting/glitter tattoos, entertainment from Patches the Pumper, and fire prevention education through our "smokehouse" experience, station tours and turnout gear demos. The success of this event could not have been possible without the generosity of those involved. Thank you again to everyone for supporting our efforts to educate our community to protect lives and safeguard property.

Supporters included Greencastle Elks Lodge, Ashley Square Cinema, Bagger Dave's, Banner Graphic, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King Restaurant, Children's Museum Indianapolis, Chiyoda, Conner Prairie, Creation Museum, Culver's Plainfield, Eitel's Flowers and Gifts, Family Video, Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department, First National Bank, Great Times Family Fun Park, Greencastle Community School Corp, Greencastle Parks & Recreation, Heartland Automotive, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indiana State Far Commission, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Kroger, McDonald's, Monical's Pizza, Monster Mini Golf, North Salem State Bank, PNC Bank, Putnam County Playhouse, Service Master of Greencastle, Teachers Credit Union, Terre Haute Children's Museum, The Cheesecake Factory, uPaint Pottery Studio, Walmart and WonderLab.

Our contest winners were Pre-K: 1. Gavon Long, First Baptist, 2. Whitlee McDermit, First Baptist, 3. Abigail Standers, Round Barn Preschool, Honorable mention Josie Tischer, First Baptist; Kindergarten: 1. Ma'Kenndra Tasker, Deer Meadow, 2. Alexis Baker, Ridpath, 3. Kenadie Porter, Deer Meadow, Honorable mention Marley Stokes, Deer Meadow; 1st Grade: 1. Sophia Blanton, Deer Meadow, 2. Emily Hunsinger, Ridpath, 3. Mikinley Cantonwine, Ridpath, Honorable mention Alyssa Morris, Ridpath; 2nd Grade: 1. Cody Evans, Deer Meadow, 2. Jeremiah Weir, Ridpath, 3. Anthony Peters, Deer Meadow, Honorable mention Mona Horvath, Deer Meadow; 3rd -- 5th Grade Poster Contest: 1. Jade Shafer, Tzouanakis, 2. Cayden Johnson, Tzouanakis, 3. Donna Wait, Tzouanakis, 4. Avery Capps, Tzouanakis; Middle School Art Contest: 1. Sarah Heithaus, GMS, 2. Dylan West, GMS, 3. Trey Adams, GMS, 4. Bradi Gierke, GMS; High School Art Contest: 1. Vivian Savage, GHS, 2. Emma Wilson, GHS, 3. Divine Holmes, GHS, 4. Kaylyn Hurt, GHS.

Thank you,

Greencastle Fire Department